Documents to Secure When Applying for a Postpaid Plan

Published: February 9, 2018 | Updated: April 22, 2020 | Posted by: Mayee Gonzales | Personal Finance


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Getting a postpaid plan is a smart move, especially if you regularly make calls and subscribe to mobile data promos. Applying for one, however, isn’t that easy as you need to compare your options and secure the required documents. Make the application process easier by being prepared beforehand. Here are the documents you need to secure when applying for a postpaid plan with Globe, Smart, and Sun.

Globe ThePLAN

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There are three ways to apply for a Globe postpaid plan: online, through their sales hotline, or by visiting the nearest Globe Business Center. Globe postpaid plans range from PHP 599 to a whopping PHP 7,999. Here are the Globe plan requirements:

  1. Proof of Identity – Submit a copy of any of the following IDs: Company ID, Driver’s License, Passport (with signature), SSS/TIN/GSIS ID, PRC/IBP ID.
  2. Proof of Billing Address – This should be under your name and should be the latest issued copy. Accepted documents include public utility bills (electric, water, or cable), notarized contract of lease, and airway bill.
  3. Proof of Financial Capacity – Provide a latest copy of your proof of income, which can be in the following forms.
  • Computerized 1-month payslip
  • Certificate of Employment and Compensation
  • ITR with BIR or Bank-received Stamp (form 1700)
  • W-2 (form 2316)
  • Credit card (swipe to charge advance monthly service fee)
  • 3-month Certificate of Allotment plus Employment Contract (for overseas workers)

If you don’t have a proof of income yet, you can choose to do at least one of the following:

  • Pay a 1-month monthly service fee in advance via your credit card
  • Get an existing Globe customer as a guarantor

Additional Requirements for Foreigners:

  • I-Card
  • DOLE Employment Permit
  • Immigration Certificate of Registration
  • Special Retiree’s Residence Visa (SRRV)
  • Company Guarantee (if staying less than the contract period)
  • Employment Contract or Certificate of Employment

Other Ways You Can Apply for a Globe Postpaid Plan

  • If you’re an existing Globe customer or a line-only applicant, simply provide a valid ID to the nearest Globe Business Center.
  • If you’re from an OFW family, submit certificates of allotment for the last 3 months or a copy of your foreign remittance slip. These will serve as your proof of income.
  • If you’re a housewife, you may present original copies of electricity bills or rental/lease of

Smart 

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Like Globe, Smart also accepts applications online, via sales hotline, and on the nearest Smart Business Center. Applicants can choose from a variety of subscriptions, ranging from PHP 399 to PHP 2,999. Here are the requirements that will help you how to be approved in Smart postpaid plan.
1. Proof of Identity – Submit a copy of any of the following IDs: SSS, Passport (with signature), Driver’s License, Company ID, Exclusive Club Membership ID, Unified Multipurpose-ID, Postal ID, PRC/IBP ID, Firearms License.
2. Proof of Billing Address – Here are the examples of proof of billing that Smart accepts: utility bills (electricity, water, cable, telco, DSL), waybill or proof of shipping, club membership bill, bank statement of account, credit card bill, insurance premium bill.
3. Proof of Income and Financial Capacity – Provide a latest copy of your proof of income, which can be in the following forms.

  • Bank Certificate of Deposits
  • Certificate of Employment + 1 month payslip
  • Latest ITR (Form 2316) + 1 month payslip
  • Bank Statement of Account
  • Credit Card Statement of Account (SOA)
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Proof of Remittance and Proof of Relationship
  • Business documents (busines permit and latest ITR with audited FS)

 4. Contact Information – personal mobile number, home or office contact number, email address

Sun

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Compared to Globe and Smart, Sun offers the lowest postpaid plan, which is Plan 350. Requirements for this plan, however, are stricter compared to others.
1. Proof of Identity – Submit a copy of any of the following IDs: Passport (with signature), Driver’s License, SSS/GSIS ID, TIN ID, Company ID (only for top 5000 corporations), Locally-issued Credit Card, Exclusive Club Membership ID, PRC/IBP ID, ACR I-Card (for foreign nationals.)
2. Proof of Billing Address – Sun accepts the following as a proof of billing address: utility bills (electricity, water, cable, telco, DSL), credit card statement, bank statement, exclusive club membership bill, notarized lease contract, insurance premium bill.
3. Proof of Income and Financial Capacity – Provide a latest copy of your proof of income, which can be in the following forms.

  • Credit Card Statements with CL of at least PHP 25,000 (for Plan 350)
  • Latest ITR (Form 2316) + 1 month payslip (basic gross annual income of at least PHP 120,000 for Plan 350)
  • Certificate of Employment + 1 month payslip (basic monthly income of at least PHP 10,000 for Plan 350)

Things to Remember When Applying for a Postpaid Plan


Applying for a postpaid plan may sound easy, especially if you already have all the requirements. However, it’s important to keep in mind of the following things for a smooth and beneficial subscription.

1. There is a pre-termination fee

 If you terminate your plan before your contract ends, you need to pay a pre-termination fee to your provider. Read your contract before applying and ensure that you can commit to your plan to avoid such payment.

2. You can’t use your prepaid number anymore

When you subscribe to a postpaid plan, your provider will give you a new number, which has a different access number as compared to prepaid.

3. Plans are customizable

You can now customize postpaid plans according to your needs. Choose and combine from unlimited texts, unlimited calls, 10GB mobile data allowance, monthly freebies, and so on.

4. You can use your credit card

Use your credit card to pay for application and monthly fees to avoid payment delays and long queues.
Know your financial capacity so you can choose the best postpaid plan for you. Secure the required documents and work with a legitimate sales agent for a smooth and hassle-free application.

 

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